Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Isabelle is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with a track record of investing in disruptive technology companies with current investments focused on late stage, pre-IPO investments. Isabelle most recently co-founded FinTech and artificial intelligence company Magnifi, an investment platform powered by the only natural language search engine in the financial industry. Magnifi was acquired by Tifin in 2020.
Isabelle started her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and then joined one of Invesco’s private equity funds to invest in European assets. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Founder and CEO of the ActOne Group, Forbes "America's Richest Self-Made Women" and is the first African American Woman to own and operate a billion-dollar company in the US.
Appointed to serve on President Obama’s Board of Advisors.
Chairman of Springboard Enterprises, Springboard Enterprises is a non-profit accelerator for women entrepreneurs in technology and life science with over 200 alumna with M&A exits and 21 IPOs. Kay is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of USA Networks, which sold to Barry Diller.
Kay has served on the boards of Liz Claiborne, CA Technologies, Time Inc, Oracle, Nabisco, Instinet, and General RE.
Head of the trading and markets practice within Davis Polk's FIG group. Former SEC Commissioner.
Phyllis W. Newhouse
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Phyllis is the founder and CEO of XTreme Solutions, a cybersecurity company with $500m in revenues, 6,500 employees globally and a state of the art proprietary ethical hacking technology. Xtreme Solutions has been ranked among the top 50 fastest female owned companies consistently over the past 8 years. Phyllis was named Earnst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She previously served in the United States Army with a focus on National Security where she established the Cyber Espionage Task Force. She serves on the boards of TPG owned companies.
Former President of the University of Pennsylvania, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Forbes "100 Most Powerful Women". Formerly on the boards of Aetna, EDA, American Airlines, Blackrock, Citigroup, currently on the boards of Trilogy Education and Comcast.